WAM gets to know some of the organisers, promoters and artists behind the Live Friday Showcases as part of #WAMFest presented by Drug Aware, and why their particular showcase might just be the one for you...
ROCK N ROLL AT THE BASSO
Presented by: The Volcanics
Who should come to your show and why?
Off the back of recently released new album Oh Crash… The Volcanics return from Europe for Wamfest! To make the night even more special a rare performance from The Kuillotines and Squeeze The Pig will getting the joint cooking from 8pm onwards. Come get down and celebrate Western Australian Music and help the boys get over their jetlag. Rock n roll!!!
Aside from your own event, which 3 #WAMFest performers/ #WAMCon speakers / facets are you most looking forward to catching, and WHY?
The Cabelleros, Old Blood, Nerve Quakes.
The Volcanics formed in Perth’s back blocks with a purpose of playing stripped down rock ‘n’ roll with no hype attached. Inspired by the great local bands that came before them such as The Victims and The Scientists as well as the classic rock sounds of The Stooges, MC5 & AC/DC, the boys from the band have concocted their own brand of white hot, fuel injected rock n roll. The Volcanics are known for their raw and explosive live performances and are humbled to have played alongside many great national and international acts including Asteroid B612, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Hellacopters, Celibate Rifles, Mudhoney, The Drones, Radio Birdman and You am I. As well as playing on the Big Day Out bill. The last few years saw The Volcanics play numerous sold out shows, including the launch of their second full length album GET A MOVE ON which was toured throughout the east coast and Spain plus support Radio Birdman, The Scientists, The Datsuns, Front End Loader, The Trews, Guitarwolf, The Saints, New York Dolls and play to a sold out RTR FM's 20th anniversary In The Pines festival.
Best/funniest/most outrageous memory from one of your previous shows?
That time Al (drummer) severely sprained his ankle on the first gig of a three week tour. Classic Al.
Your dream headliner?
Radio Birdman. We have been lucky enough to have graced the stage with them. Dream come true!!
Describe the health of the area/scene/s you specialize in WA, and compared to Oz/world?
The Rock n roll scene ain’t what it used to be. There is some great acts around W.A. flying the flag though
Advice for musicians trying to make it in the local industry, esp in your area of specialty?
Practice is key we reckon
Best/funniest/most outrageous memory from a previous WAMFest?
We have none